Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Recipe Review: Baked Mozzarella Sticks from I'm a Celiac

I was really excited to try these Baked Gluten-Free Mozzarella Sticks from Pam's Family Approved Gluten Free Recipes cookbook - I was always a sucker for ooey-gooey fried cheese sticks at restaurants and I haven't had them in several years!  

The recipe is very simple and quick to put together, although be prepared that it does take some time since there is down time in the freezer - necessary step to make sure they don't melt all over the place!  I used Frigo Light String Cheese sticks and Tall Papa Gluten-Free Italian breadcrumbs (which I actually learned about through Pam's blog!).  I cut the cheese sticks into three pieces before freezing to make them bite size.

After they were frozen, it only took a few minutes to run them through the breading station.

After they were breaded and frozen again for a short period, I popped them in the toaster oven and they were done in just 6 minutes, with one flip halfway through.  

They got a little extra melty because I got distracted at the end with my dinner prep so they were in there for an extra minute - so watch them carefully!  They still were easy to pick up and dip though.  They were really tasty, and a great healthier alternative to the cheese sticks I used to enjoy.  They're not exactly the same, but then again they are not deep fried, which obviously makes a difference in terms of crispiness.  I really liked that these were less greasy though, and I definitely felt a lot better about eating them.

Best part about this recipe is that you can prep them in advance and just store them in the freezer to pull out for a very quick appetizer or snack.  I only baked up a few since we were about to eat dinner, so I have another small portion waiting in the freezer for the next time I have a cheese stick craving!

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1 comment:

  1. Like your blog. Looking forward to more posts


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